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Stateside for Friday, February 12, 2016

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  • A new report out from Education Trust-Midwest says some charter school authorizers in Michigan aren't doing their jobs very well.
Listen to our interview with Amber Arellano

  • Marquette native Aaron Peterson is the director, editor and cinematographer of the new film Michigan Ice. The film takes a look at ice climbing culture in Munising, home to one of the world’s largest concentrations of climbable ice, and the nation’s oldest ice climbing festival, the Michigan Ice Fest.

  • Fermenta: Michigan Women’s Craft Collective is a non-profit trade group started by Michigan women. It describes itself as committed to diversity, camaraderie, networking, and education within the craft beverage industry.
  • Michigan Radio’s Lindsey Smith has been on the frontline of covering the Flint lead-in-water crisis. She’s now reporting that a lot of people in Flint are confused about the water situation.
Listen to our interview with Lindsey Smith

  • The Flint water crisis has brought attention to a larger issue: why do we see more pollution issues in areas where poor people and people of color live? Guy Williams joined Stateside to discuss "environmental racism."
  • A few established Michigan musicians and public radio nerds have joined forces to start a new band called Public Access. Michigan Radio’s Emily Fox has this review
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